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Toowoomba, Australia
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  • The Hard Way

  • Jack Reacher 10
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 294
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271

Late at night in a New York café army-cop-turned-drifter Jack Reacher orders coffee in a cup made of foam, not china, so that he can move on at a moment’s notice.He owns nothing, carries less, has never encountered a female colleague he can’t bed, or a case he can’t solve.But now Reacher is confronted by a situation so disturbing and deceptive that the truth eludes him.Has he painted targets on the good guys’ backs?So Reacher starts over at square one. He sweats the details and works the clues.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another classic JR

  • By Micheal on 21-01-2016

Another classic JR

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-01-2016

It's a slow burner. It creeps up on you, like a good thriller. Jack does all the hard yards, investigating as only he knows how, then bam! He switches from sleuth to judge, jury and executioner!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Wetlands

  • By: Charlotte Roche
  • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
  • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

With her jaunty dissection of the sex life and the private grooming habits of the novel's 18-year-old narrator, Helen Memel, Charlotte Roche has turned the previously unspeakable into the national conversation in Germany.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • what did I just listened to lol

  • By stacey on 13-04-2016

Gross at times but great.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-09-2015

Being a 48 year old male, I'm probably not the demographic for this book. But I loved it. I was grossed out by some of Helen's hygiene choices. I had to ask my wife and both my 20 and 22 year old daughters about some of Helen's actions to make sure it wasn't normal. I think a lot of Helen's actions were as a result of PTSD, mixed with female empowerment.

  • The Enemy

  • Jack Reacher 8
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 246
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 220
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220

New Year's Day, 1990. A soldier is found dead in a sleazy motel bed. Jack Reacher is the officer on duty. The soldier turns out to be a two-star general.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Trusts and turns

  • By Amazon Customer on 14-12-2018

Good background

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-09-2015

Not much action but still a worthy read. Getting some insight into Reacher's character and why he does what he does is pretty helpful. Looking forward to the next instalment.

  • Without Fail

  • Jack Reacher 6
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
  • Length: 14 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237

Jack Reacher walks alone. No job, no ID, no last known address. But he never turns down a plea for help.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Enjoyable

  • By Ross on 17-09-2018

Not his best but still pretty good

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-07-2015

I love the Jack Reacher books I've read so far. This was the first I'd listened to. It was a good solid story but maybe not quite enough action. I was disappointed at all, just not as good as previous Reacher books.

  • Revolution

  • By: Russell Brand
  • Narrated by: Russell Brand
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 487
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 449
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 444

Russell Brand wants YOU to join the revolution. We all know the system isn't working. Our governments are corrupt and the opposing parties pointlessly similar. Our culture is filled with vacuity and pap, and we are told there's nothing we can do - "it's just the way things are".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is the best book for you revolutionaries

  • By Bryan on 09-11-2014

Viva la revolution!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-06-2015

Like him or not (I love him) he makes a very good case for change. I'm in, I just wish I knew where to start. I think I'm going to write a letter to my bank asking them to write off my debt. They'll so no but can't hurt to ask.

This is a good book. Make up your own mind about whether or not it's the crazy ravings of a lunatic or another worthwhile perspective.

4 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Search Inside Yourself

  • The Unexpected Path to Achieving Success, Happiness (and World Peace)
  • By: Chade-Meng Tan
  • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

Early Google engineer and personal growth pioneer Chade-Meng Tan first designed Search Inside Yourself as a popular course at Google, intended to transform the work and lives of the best and brightest behind one of the most innovative, successful, and profitable businesses in the world... and now it can do the same for you. Meng has distilled emotional intelligence into a set of practical and proven tools and skills that anyone can learn and develop.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I read the book, then I took the course!

  • By Micheal on 11-06-2015
  • Search Inside Yourself
  • The Unexpected Path to Achieving Success, Happiness (and World Peace)
  • By: Chade-Meng Tan
  • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan

I read the book, then I took the course!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-06-2015

I've been on a journey (I really don't like that word anymore) to find answers to questions that have been answered time and time again by health professionals, armed with prescription pads. For me, 2015 has been the year of Mindfulness. This book has a lot of practical exercises, so be ready to hit pause. If you're struggling at work and want to find peace within the office, this is a great book to start with. As a team leader, I've found ways to incorporate what I've learned into my role. But it's not just for work. It can be adopted into everyday life. Nick Sullivan sounds like a voice over guy from back in the days of black and white TV. Try new and improved Fab! But he is very easy to understand and easy to listen to. I've listened to this twice and both times cot something new.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Reasons to Stay Alive

  • By: Matt Haig
  • Narrated by: Matt Haig
  • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

What Does it mean to feel truly alive? Aged 24, Matt Haig's world caved in. He could see no way to go on living. This is the true story of how he came through crisis, triumphed over an illness that almost destroyed him and learned to live again. A moving, funny and joyous exploration of how to live better, love better and feel more alive, Reasons to Stay Alive is more than a memoir. It is a book about making the most of your time on earth.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Nope

  • By Sara on 14-08-2018

Well worth spending a credit!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-06-2015

I came across this book by accident. Someone had posted an excerpt from the chapter 'The World' on Facebook and it really hooked me. Matt's voice is easy to understand and he reads it with so much passion, he wrote so why wouldn't he. It's a great book for people with metal illness, so many, 'OMG, it's like he's reading my mind' moments. It's also good to let anyone who supports a person with mental illness, listen to it. They can learn a lot for this. It's a book I'll listen to over and over again.